Standing at 6 foot, 160 pounds Elise Heneghan is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. She is a formidable serious DI talent. Awarded an All-State Class 3A Special Mention designation as a sophomore and an All-Conference player both as a sophomore and freshman, Elise is an all-around stellar athlete and outstanding small forward. Secondary and tertiary positions include power forward, center and point guard. Excellent ball handling skills, smooth behind the back dribbling under duress, aggressively taking on opponent through the paint with speed and force for the layup or short jump shot. Powers up on the rebounds, fighting for the ball on every opportunity. Plays intuitively during off-the-ball defense with great hands. Plays tough defense against any opponent trying to score in the perimeter. Uncanny ability to shoot 3s with a calm demeanor, sinking swishers with ease. Triple-threat moves, not afraid to drive through traffic in the paint, intimidating opponents and is unguardable in these situations. Posts up strong on the down low, looking to get the ball and knows how to get open, especially on the back door cut. Quick on defensive rebounds, looking out wide for a teammate for the fast break. Strong passing, looking for the open player, unselfish. Tenacious focus. Her hard work and disciplined work ethic shows on court and off. Training privately 2 to 3 days a week and with travel basketball team 3 hours a week. Demonstrates leadership on key plays and providing direction to teammates. An impressive student-athlete academically with a 4.0 GPA. Her character shines through whether volunteering at a soup kitchen or at a retirement home helping senior citizens with recreational activities. Elise has the ultimate game IQ and will not disappoint. You’ll want her on your team, not the opponent’s.
— Linda Blackwell Bentley, ScoutU Scout, 312-909-3602 (cell), Linda@ScoutU.com
Elise Heneghan is a solid rebounder with really nifty moves around the basket. She has multiple post moves and doesn’t have any problem going up against bigger defenders. She can hit the three and has a great midrange jumper. A very tough player to defend, as she can go left just as well as she goes right.
— Nancie Oliver, Chicago Power 17 Coach